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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by laserguy007, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. laserguy007

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    I recently bought a mackbook air and would like to transfer all my info from my iPad 2 to the new macbook air?

    I do not have the original Mac it is backed up to.

    Is there a way this can be done with out having to buy an app/program?

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  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Specifically what information/data do you want to transfer? Photos, contacts, videos, movies, app data?

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    It will transfer my apps but, I would like to transfer my photos.

    When I connect it it wants to erase all photos on iPad.

    It says "Photos on iPad are synced with another library". I am using the same Apple ID.

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    This is beyond my pay grade - I need to wait for more experienced Members! :(

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  5. Gabriel1

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    There are freeware programmes out there that can do this, I'm not going to suggest any specific ones because I don't use them and so I can't vouch for how good each one is but google is your friend.

    You should treat this as a bit of a learning exercise.......a cheap external hard drive with a cloned backup of your computers internal HD would have provided you with instant access to your original files.......don't delay, get an ext HD today!

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    Hi All - just wanted to join this thread! :)

    Now, this must be a common situation, i.e. someone w/ an iPad purchasing a new computer w/ a Mac or Windows version of iTunes installed - will iTunes refuse to backup the old iPad?

    If so, there must be a work-around (which does not necessarily involve having a JB iPad) whether a specific software program and/or directions from Apple itself?

    I'm mainly asking since I'm in the market for a new computer (possibly 2, i.e. desktop & laptop) - my current iTunes is on a VISTA laptop; if I purchase a new Windows laptop, I'd go w/ Windows 7 (or 8 if I wait), so 'cloning' an old internal HD would not be a solution.

    Lookin' forward to some more posts on this topic - thanks!
     
  7. Gabriel1

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    Ok, I'm so long away from tinkering with windows I can't recall how it all works (fading memory, etc) but on a mac I can make a bootable clone on an ext HD then on another mac of same generation or newer I can mount the clone and run it as if it were the old computer. Can this not be done with Windows? If it can, then you can copy your iTunes data to your new machines HD.

    Also, does Windows not have a migrate feature where you can migrate your data from an old machine to a new machine?

    Just my 2 cents......

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    Oh, and for all your music purchases, apps, etc, you plug your Apple ID into your new iTunes, then go to (from memory) Store tab then authorise this computer......you can do this for up to 5 computers.

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    Thanks Gabriel for your response - despite using Windows PCs since the mid-1980s, for home use I have typically bought a new computer(s) w/ a new OS and have simply reinstalled updated software and transferred files saved on external media (of course, external HDs or BIG USB flash drives currently).

    I've never cloned a Windows HD for transfer so would be interested in others' opinions who may have tried this w/ iTunes and their success (or failure) story?

    Yes there are a variety of 'migration' options & tools available when updating or upgrading to a new Windows computer, esp. 'files & settings' transfer; I've not done that either - my IT people at work have usually handled my computer OS upgrades over the years, so I have no experience there either.

    Now a problem w/ Windows (and possibly iTunes, I don't know at least yet) is that a Windows OS version 'knows' the machine it is on and transfer to a different or new machine will typically not work; so I'm also wondering if iTunes stores the 'specifics' about the computer it is on and will refuse to be transferred to a new computer - again, I'm not sure and am hoping someone who has gone through this process will 'chime in' - thanks again for your quick response - this is always a sticky issue - Dave :)
     
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